Chariot

The World's First Crowdfunded Network of Commuter Shuttle Routes

LOCATION San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 10 and 25

# OF ENGINEERS Less than 5

FUNDING $2M - $5M

REMOTE WORK OK? No

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

TAGS Transportation, Mobile Application, YC Winter 2015

What do we do?

Chariot is the world's first crowdfunded network of commuter routes that is faster and more reliable than mass transit and much more affordable than uber and driving. The company crowdfunds new commuter routes based on user demand, allowing the public to efficiently fill in transit gaps

Founded in 2014 in SF, Chariot has expanded to seven routes providing 8k rides per week with an 85% long-term retention rate as of Sept 2015.

Why join us?

Work on very challenging technical problems
Opportunity to affect millions of users on a twice-daily pain point
Awesome team driven to win
Exposure to savvy investors

Technical challenges

1) Optimizing routes and routing to destination
2) Scaling city to city seamlessly
3) Developing an internal database of ETA's to use for proprietary use

Our press coverage

https://www.ridechariot.com/press

Our Founders

Ali Vahabzadeh

CEO    

Our tech stack

  • Python
  • SQL

Our investors

  • SoftTech VC